Movies and TV shows like The Mysterious Play

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The Mysterious Play (1995)
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The Mysterious Play (1995)
Original name: ふしぎ遊戯
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A girl named Miaka Yuuki and her friend Yui Hongo are taken into the book called The Universe of the Four Gods. There they battle many hardships including each other in order to become the priestess of Suzaku and Seiryuu and summon them. What they didn't expect was to fall in love and watch their comrades die.
Style: shoujo
Plot: love, friendship, quest, mythology, schoolgirl, self sacrifice, teenager, fight, love triangle, alternate reality, deception, murder, priestess, book of magic, assassination, music box, schoolgirl uniform, romantic rivalry, kidnapping

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Most similar movies to The Mysterious Play

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, captivating and shoujo films and TV series with plots about friendship, love, romance, adventure, supernatural, youth and heroes mostly in Animation, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Mysterious Play: Ceres: Celestial Legend (2000), InuYasha (2000), Toradora! (2008), Snow White with the Red Hair (2015), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ceres: Celestial Legend (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Now, in modern day time, Aya Mikage is a descendent of Ceres, and has quite an amount of tennyo blood.
Style: disturbing, shoujo, scenic, suspenseful
Plot: amnesia, magic, goddess, reincarnation, supernatural power, kidnapping, transformation, mythology, moral ambiguity, moral dilemma, fight, manipulation ...
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88%
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InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, magic, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, mission, imaginary, good versus evil, journey, time travel, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: shoujo, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school, love and romance, teenage life, high school life, school, romance, wooing, youth, looking for love, slice of life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Snow White with the Red Hair (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, fairy tale, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, love and romance, prince, friendship, snow white, youth, destiny, royal family, king, rich, runaway, hidden identity ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, demon, martial arts, tournament, heroes, school, mystery, blue hair, adventure, ghost, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
DARLING in the FRANXX (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story is set in the distant future. The land is ruined, and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing ...
Style: mecha, exciting, emotional, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, save the world, teenager, super weapon, first love, battles, love, young heroes, true love, friendship between teens, plot twist, battle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lost Song (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Rin, an energetic girl who loves to eat, lives in a verdant frontier village. Deep within the royal palace in the bustling capital city, the songstress Finis spends her days in solitude. Both share a special power no other person has. A miraculous ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, entertaining, sincere, light
Plot: love, friendship, magic, alternate timeline, singing, girl, rebirth, redemption, song, kingdom, prince, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, save the world, good versus evil, princess, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, school, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tsubasa Chronicle (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Syaoran, a boy who wants to become an archeologist, and Sakura, a princess from the Clow Kingdom, are childhood friends with a close relationship. On a fateful night, Sakura lost all her memories as a result of a conspiracy to obtain her powers. In ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining
Plot: wizards, young love, memory loss, magic, conspiracy, romance, time travel, adventure, friendship, escapades, save the day, alternate reality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cardcaptor Sakura (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book they had been sealed in for years. She is then tasked with retrieving those cards in order ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, magical girl, cards, magic, school, coming of age, elementary school, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, responsibility, romance ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Spring Ride (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of her first year of high school, Futaba Yoshioka suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Kou Tanaka. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, ...
Style: shoujo, romantic, captivating, stylized, visually appealing
Plot: school life, school, friendship, high school, love triangle, romance, everyday life, love, unrequited love, high school life, slice of life, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fruits Basket (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, 16-year-old high schooler Tooru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out...into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Souma ...
Style: shoujo, uplifting, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, dysfunctional family, supernatural, zodiac, high school life, school life, high school, rivalry, slice of life, human becoming an animal, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beyond the human realm, there is a magical race of beings who control the tides and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a young girl named Chun, seeks something more—she wants to experience the human world! At sixteen, she finally ...
Style: suspense, surreal, captivating, enigmatic, exciting
Plot: supernatural, fantasy world, vengeance, friendship, revenge, society, violence, redemption, coming of age, heroes, betrayal, youth ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Love and Lies (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a futuristic society, Japan has implemented a complex system referred to as "The Red Threads of Science" to encourage successful marriages and combat increasingly low birthrates. Based on a compatibility calculation, young people at the ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, touching, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, romance, teenage girl, friends, teen romance, teenage protagonist, friendship between teens, love at first sight, adolescence, friends in love, young love, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Day I Became a God (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of the last summer vacation of high school, Youta Narukami spends his days preparing for the university entrance exams, when a young girl named Hina suddenly appears, proclaiming herself as the "god of omniscience." Youta is ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, slice of life, romance, school life, high school life, prophecy, supernatural power, best friends, love, teenage boy, student, romantic friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is a Japanese animated television series inspired by the works of Jules Verne, particularly Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and the exploits of Captain Nemo. The series was created by Toho, from a concept of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, imaginary, adventure, chase, rivalry, young heroes, danger, heroes, master villain, french, circus, artifact ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 22
Magical Mako (1970)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mahō no Mako-chan is a Japanese anime series by Toei Animation. The story is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale The Little Mermaid. The series has been dubbed into various languages including French, Spanish, Polish and Italian. It ...
Plot: falling in love, sea, mermaid, love, surrealism, magical girl, fall in love, affection, magic
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.7
 31K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, epic, dark, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, battles, vengeance, one man army, danger, mercenary, massacre, heroes, destiny, military, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Princess Tutu (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ahiru (literally 'Duck' in Japanese), is a petite young girl in a junior high school's beginner ballet program. She's prone to stammering and clutziness. She has a huge crush on her sempai, Mute, a sad-seeming young man who ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: ballet, healing power, prince, school, friendship, wish come true, romance, supernatural ability, magical girl, princess, knight, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kisaragi Amatsuyu is invited out alone by the cool beauty upperclassman Cosmos and his childhood friend Himawari. Expecting to hear their confessions, he triumphantly goes to meet each of them in turn. But Cosmos and Himawari both instead confess to ...
Style: light, feel good, captivating, romantic, humorous ...
Plot: harem, school life, romance, high school, love, high school life, egoist, friendship between teens, love story, love triangle, duplicity, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Power Stone (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, Canada
TV show
Story: Power Stone is a Japanese anime television series produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Kenichiro Watanabe and Takahiro Omori. It is based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. Power Stone aired on TBS in Japan from April 3, 1999 to ...
Plot: fortune teller, love, transvestite, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, magic, quest, heroine, ninja, falling in love, search, heroes, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Place Further Than the Universe (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Scenery that we have never seen. Sounds that we have never heard. Scent that we have never smelled. Food that we have never tasted. And the surge of emotion that we have never experienced. This is the expedition of recollecting the pieces torn apart ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, sincere, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, school, society, adventure, youth, love, love and romance, devotion, family relations, friends, couples, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Please Save My Earth (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Alice Sakaguchi has been having consistent but strange dreams: she dreams she is an extraterrestrial being living on the moon and monitoring the Earth. These dreams are too strange - and too real - for her to ignore them, and her ...
Style: shoujo
Plot: outer space, alien, literature, gay kiss, surrealism, reincarnation, gay, telekinesis, night, moon, vengeance, extrasensory perception ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: kyoto japan, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Netsuzou Trap -NTR- (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 9 min.
TV show
Story: Yuma and Hotaru have been friends since childhood, so it's only natural that when Yuma is nervous about her new boyfriend, she asks Hotaru for advice. But when Hotaru starts coming onto Yuma for what feels like more than just ...
Style: shoujo, touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating
Plot: lesbian, friendship between girls, love triangle, first love, romantic friendship, teenage love, high school, cheating, dating, relationships, couple relations, love story ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, high school life, friends, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, school, haunted by the past, love and romance, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
El Hazard: The Magnificent World (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
Story: Makoto is a high school student who one day found himself sent to a strange, magical world called El Hazard. He is then forced to impersonate a missing princess(an idea for which he does not care for). Other earthlings sent to this world include ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: rivalry, teenage life, school, parallel world, high school life, high school, heroic mission, friends, chosen one, save the kingdom, missing person, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark. He doesn't know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, magic, adventure, parallel world, monster, survival, struggle for survival, magical, teamwork, memory loss, team, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Omamori Himari (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The slapstick romantic comedy centers around an ordinary 16-year-old high school boy named Yūto Amakawa who is protected by a spirit—specifically, a beautiful, sword-wielding cat girl spirit named Himari. Yūto is descended from a family that ...
Style: ecchi, captivating, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Plot: harem, romance, spirit, demon, super strength, supernatural, love, adventure, transformation, childhood friend, friendship, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sing "Yesterday" for Me (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: After college, Rikuo Uozumi, a boy without much ambition in life, takes on a job at a convenience store. The days pass by uneventfully for Rikuo until he meets his former girlfriend and classmate, but especially thanks to the unusual Haru Nonaka, ...
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, sentimental, seinen
Plot: ex girlfriend, romance, reunion, university, high school friends, slice of life, love triangle, student, childhood friend, adulthood, unrequited love, photo studio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Phantom in the Twilight (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, China
TV show
Story: A girl in London encounters a cafe that opens only at night, which stands on the boundary of the worlds of humans and shadows.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, unusual plot structure, weird
Plot: friendship, uncover truth, legends and myths, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural ability, showdown, youth, heroes, rescue, martial arts, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%